Merthyr Mawr Beach

Visit Merthyr Mawr Beach

Merthyr Mawr Beach sits on the edge of the Ogmore River, on the beautiful Welsh coast.

The sweeping sandy beach is backed by vast dunes and the Merthyr Mawr Nature Reserve. The classic 1962 movie, Lawrence of Arabia, was filmed here. They filmed some of the desert scenes in the dunes!

There are lots of trails and wide open spaces. A wonderful place to get away from the crowds.

Look out for the Robinson Crusoe shack in the sand.

Access to the beach is through the Nature reserve. It is about a half hour walk from the carpark. Or, you can walk along the beach from Newton Bay.

This beach is …

  • A Sandy Beach
  • Backed By Dunes
  • Off The Beaten Path

What to see and do

  • Search For The Shack

Places to stay

  • Holiday Cottage

Holiday accommodation near this beach

Have a great day out by the coast

Header Image by UKBeachDays

Getting To Merthyr Mawr Beach

Beach Location

Merthyr Mawr, Bridgend CF32 0PA


There is a carpark close to the beach

Nearest Train


Getting to the beach

Map of Merthyr Mawr Beach

Explore the Welsh coastline

beautiful beach on South West England coast

What’s On along the Coast

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